Caleen LadkiFollow Artist
Lebanese artist Caleen Ladki was born and lived in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia until she moved to London at the age of 15. She graduated with honors in 2011 from Central Saint Martins with a BA in textile design, specializing in print. During her time at CSM, Caleen was a semi finalist in a competition to design the Evoke radio by Pure. Caleen has exhibited in group shows and fairs in London and Beirut. Her paintings are part of several private collections in the Middle East. In 2014, Caleen moved to Beirut from where she has drawn her inspiration for her latest series, 'All Eyes On You'. Eyes are the focus of her latest series of paintings. This collection reflects her view on the power and symbol of the ‘evil eye’ in her immediate environment and culture, exploring in depth the range of emotions it can invoke. Through a vibrant palette of color and texture, the artist depicts the watchful eye, the protective eye, the unseeing eye, and the evil eye. Most recently, she has sold several pieces to the prominent Oakridge hotel in Lebanon.